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    Fast Facts

    • Snails have teeth.
  • Impotence is grounds for divorce in 24 states.
  • According to one study, 24 percent of Iowans have some sort of lawn ornament in their yard.
  • New Hampshire license plates have the slogan “”Live free or die”” stamped onto them by state prison inmates.
  • Peruvians eat about 65 million guinea pigs each year.
  • An 1860 ad for the Pony Express read: “”Wanted: Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over 18. Must be expert riders willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred.””
  • Queen Elizabeth II was Time magazine’s “”Man of the Year”” for 1952.
  • The average American eats 82 pounds of chicken a year.
  • If your stomach didn’t produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, it would digest itself.
  • Denmark has the highest income tax in the world, as high as 52.6 percent.
  • Each year Harvard University denies admission to an estimated 80 percent of the high school valedictorians who apply.
  • In 1995, personal computers outsold televisions in the United States, and the number of e-mail messages exceeded stamped letters.
  • Shakespeare’s love sonnet “”Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day…”” was
    addressed to a young man.
  • Hostess Twinkies are 68 percent air.
  • It is estimated that you’ll walk more than 65,000 miles in your lifetime.
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